Cooley's Cyclopædia of Practical Receipts

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    THIS work is intended as a general book of reference for manufacturers, tradesmen, amateurs, and heads of families, and contains information upon all sorts of subjects, from a list of abbreviations usually employed in writing, to a description of the rare metal zirconium. Between these two articles we find notices of the methods of brewing, and the proper way of laying bricks and ventilating houses, the nature and treatment of broken wind in horses, the composition of digestive, aperient, and tonic pills, the practice of photography, the nature of infective diseases in man and beast, the destruction of caterpillars in plants, the best kind of clothes to wear, and the method of taking grease spots out of clothing. From these samples of the contents it will be seen that the book is really a most extraordinary work of reference and one which is not likely to lie idle on the shelves, but to be more or less in constant use. The work of revision has evidently been carefully done, and must have been one of no small labour, as it has been brought well up to date and many articles must be entirely new. The great practical utility of the work is shown by the large circulation it has enjoyed for many years, and the editor has done his best to maintain the well-deserved reputation of the book.

    Coole's Cyclopædia of Practical Receipts.

    By W. North Seventh Edition, revised and greatly enlarged. (London: J. and A. Churchill, 1892.)

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    Cooley's Cyclopædia of Practical Receipts. Nature 46, 463–464 (1892) doi:10.1038/046463b0

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